Lucy and Andrew

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Lucy and Andrew

Today’s real wedding is so amazingly reflective of the beauty of the Australian landscape that I couldn’t wait to share it. A relaxed beach side wedding which was beautiful in it’s simplicity and nod to the beauty of the surroundings.

Lucy and Andrew married last month at the Avalon Coastal Retreat on Tasmania’s East Coast. The ceremony took place on the beach while the house on the property (designed by Rosevear Arcihtects) was the stage for the reception.

The photos today are by Tasmanian photographer Jonathan Wherrett

The stunning Tasmanian coastline

Lucy assembled her own bouquet using flowers from the local market.

The couple wore thongs (flip flops) all day

Lucy’s niece wore a fairy costume for the wedding day.

While the bride and her maids bustled to get ready, Andrew took a more relaxed approach.

Check back later this afternoon for the beautiful, relaxed portrait shots and the beautiful reception!

Photos by Jonathan Wherrett

Photographer: Jonathan Wherrett

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  • Jessica says:
    March 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    THIS is how a wedding SHOULD be!! Happy, relaxed, celabratory, and joyfull! Everyone looks like they’re having so much fun and just enjoying the day! Love it!

  • Carey@Lasso'd Moon Designs says:
    March 11, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I absolutely love the photos, but that first one is just amazing. It really captures the obvious joy of the day.

  • Ali says:
    March 11, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    It seems great minds think alike!! I had the same dress as you and my hubby and his best made had the same shirt as your hubby!

    Congrats! your wedding looks amazing!

  • Kat says:
    March 11, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    LOVE this wedding! She is the happiest looking bride I’ve ever seen, can’t wait to see the rest of the pics!

  • B-squared Bride says:
    March 11, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Absolutely stunning and loving her flowers. And great views!

  • Gem says:
    March 11, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    The bridesmaids dresses are gorgeous as well – that colour is amazing!

  • Austin Wedding Blog says:
    March 11, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    The groom and groomsmen in flip flops was awesome! Looks like everyone was completely caught up in the beautiful moments. Thanks for sharing!

  • katrina + andrew = sedonabride says:
    March 11, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    how fun and beautiful is this wedding?! it’s so full of life and character. i love it… lovely lovely images and wedding! – katrina

  • Simply Modern Weddings says:
    March 11, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    what a “simple chic” celebration. I love it!

  • K @ BlogGoggles says:
    March 12, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Ok, I was going to ask how they got from the beach to a gorgeous, sprawling field on their wedding day. Apparently you just have to go down under!

  • christine says:
    March 12, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    What a happy, relaxed wedding. You can just feel the sea spray!

  • kyles says:
    March 14, 2009 at 11:06 am

    love this wedding! the laughter and love is transformed into images so beautifully captured by the photographer…gorgeous!!!

  • Week In Review #9 | jomygoodness says:
    May 1, 2009 at 4:05 am

    […] ::  Joanna shares another floral project!  She is sooo creative!  I love the real wedding photos Mrs. Polka Dot posted regarding Lucy + Andrew’s big day.  They’re stunning.  […]

  • Polka Dot Bride » Stormy Apricot Social says:
    July 30, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    […] from Brides, beads from The Bead Studio, flowers from Saipua, shells from Rebecca Thuss, photo by Jonathan Wherrett, skirt from Brides, shoe from Martha Stewart Weddings, cake from Martha […]

  • Tasmanian Coastal Wedding - Polka Dot Bride says:
    June 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    […] was one of the first weddings we ever featured that had me fall in love with the weddings on the Tasmanian coastline and the stunning Avalon Coastal Retreat. So it is refreshing some years on to see it again and see […]



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